Was getting hearing aids not what you expected? For a lot of people, new hearing aid ownership can be a difficult transition. Many people go through the process of spending money on their hearing aids only to decide after one use or so that they don’t want to wear them. That’s unfortunate because wearing your hearing aids is vital when it comes to stemming the negative effects of hearing loss. Hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline, increased risk of falls, higher medical expenses and increased risk of loneliness and depression. Here are some tips for how to get used to your hearing aids:
- Wear them! Getting used to hearing aids can be a slow process. Your mind may take time to adjust to the new sounds.
- Make sure you visit regularly with your hearing care professional. If something doesn’t seem right, bring it to their attention. There may be things you need to get used to, but at the same time, you want to make sure everything is working as it should.
- Patience! The key to adaptation is patience. It won’t be uncomfortable for ever. Once you do start getting used to hearing aids you will notice a tremendous improvement in your everyday conversation.
Hearing aids are vital to resisting the challenges of hearing loss and those challenges will far outweigh the mild irritation you have now as you wear them for the first time. Take a moment to breathe. Talk to friends, family and your hearing care professional. You will be glad that you did.
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss. We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing care. Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator